Seasonal guide to Los Angeles

Whether it’s iconic Hollywood glamour or the freshest contemporary trends, Los Angeles has it on tap. From the exhibitions not to miss at LA’s leading galleries to exclusive seats at the city’s most coveted concerts and thrilling seasonal entertainment, our pick of the hottest tickets in town guarantees an up-to-the-minute experience of the City of Angels.

Until September 20

Hamilton

Don’t miss the chance to see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s era-defining musical in its new Los Angeles run. Telling the story of America’s founding father through hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton is a rightfully record-setting musical that has won countless accolades and awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Hollywood Pantages Theatre
6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90028
+1 800 982 2787
hollywoodpantages.com
Image © Joao Marcus

Hamilton
Yoshitomo Nara
Until August 2

Yoshitomo Nara

The conceptual process of one of Japan’s most beloved artists, Yoshitomo Nara, is the focus of LACMA’s staggering new exhibition. Works drawn from across 30 years of the visionary’s career, from never-before-seen sketches to Miss Forest, a 26-foot outdoor painted bronze sculpture, are on display to celebrate Nara’s passion, vision and unique humour.

LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90036
+1 323 857 6000
lacma.org
Image © Yoshitomo Nara, LACMA

Until July 27

Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins

Showcasing artifacts from a staggering three millennia of history, Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins shines a light on the achievements of the ancient Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians who once called the land “between the rivers” in modern-day Iraq home. An exceptional joint venture from The Getty and the Louvre, this exhibition is not to be missed.

The Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
+1 310 440 7300
getty.edu
Image © RMN Grand Palais Herve Lewandowski

Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins
Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq
Until September 5, 2022

Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq

The epic relief sculptures – now priceless ancient treasures – carved to adorn the palaces of Assyrian kings in the first millennium BCE are on display at the Getty Villa, thanks to a collaboration with London’s British Museum. Part of a glorious empire-building tradition, the reliefs vividly show scenes of warfare, myth, rituals and Assyrian courtly life and mark a zenith of Mesopotamian art.

The Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
+1 310 440 7300
getty.edu
Image © The Trustees of the British Museum

Coming soon

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening

A spectacular Renzo Piano-designed tribute to the silver screen, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is scheduled to open its doors in early 2020. Film buffs who can clock a Kubrick from a Kramer can admire Hollywood’s most treasured relics—Dorothy’s red slippers included—with the Oscars Experience an apt nod to sheer star-studded glamour.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
+1 310 247 3000
academymuseum.org
Image © A.M.P.A.S

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening